Pictures taken in my yard, North Pole and Fairbanks. Just a typical December day.
It was a beautiful afternoon, much too nice to be inside. I put aside my beads to go for a walk. We headed to the Chena Lakes – River area. We walked across the flood control area and around the lake. It was cool when we started out at the flood control area. The pondContinue reading “Too nice to stay indoors !”
I have been beading up a storm! Getting ready for a new show is always exciting, and messy. Here are some photos of what I have been doing. My piece,” There is Music in the Air” was in the juried art show” Whimsy”. It was a fun show. Lots of talented artists in Fairbanks! IContinue reading “One bead at a time.”
After looking at this bead art for 2 weeks I am certain that it is finished! Framing bead embroidery is a challenge. Shadow boxes are nice, but seem to hide the work. I like the open frame on bead embroidery but, worry about dust, hair , and other environmental problems. I have started my newestContinue reading “New bead project”
I got a lot done over the last few days, finished the pines and added branches to the other trees. Filled in the edges and put some little touches here and there. I will sit it aside to make sure I am done while I decide on what type of beads to use for theContinue reading “I think I am finished…”
I think we have reached the part of winter where I get antsy. I started beading the pine trees, got done with one and jumped to the door frame. The door needed more outline, it was really bugging me. Made a bare bush out of horsehair and beaded it into place under the pine trees. Continue reading “Winter Cabin update 1-11”
Happy New Year! I have been working on the night sky of my new beadwork. I am almost done with the sky section and making my plans for the trees. I will be adding a layer to the trunks and sewing in the branches. The layered work is tricky, a lot of it is doneContinue reading “Bead embroidery update”
We have snow! I managed to get a little beading done between rounds of shoveling earlier this week. We got about 8 inches of new snow. So , I just had to add snow to the cabin roof. Working on the path today, more photos to come.
I spent the day shoveling snow, watching birds come to the feeders and beading. All in all a perfect day.
The head swelling has abated. After having two pieces accepted in 64th Parallel, getting Honorable Mention for one of them, finding out that one of them was purchased and getting ready for my Artist of the Month show, I can now settle back into a routine of beading. I finally got around to making aContinue reading “Back to beading”
Tonight was the First Friday opening for the 64th Parallel Juried Exhibition. The show Juror, Emily Nachison had her work cut out for her. There were over 200 entries, only 64 are chosen for the show! I was pleased to find out that two of my pieces had been selected for the show. “Gold Dredge”Continue reading “A Night of Surprise!”
What a great summer project, I am pretty happy with this one. This is one of the larger pieces I have done, 13 in. x 9 in. I will be entering this in a juried show at the end of this month. I will update on how I do.